Media Revision A Key Terms

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E.S
Opening shot, often LS which establishes the scene or envirnoment
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M.S
A wide camera shot which all the action in a film seen is visible
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CU
Shot taken close to the subject, often a persons head or signifiicant object
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XCU
Shot in which the scale of the object is even larger, e.g the eye or face fills the screen
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XLS
Subject is extremely small in relation to the size of the screen.
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LS
Object shown on screen is small in relation to the size of the screen
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MCU
Shot framing the human figure from the chest up
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MLS
Shot framing a human from the knees up
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MS
Shot framing the human figure from the waist up.
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OTS
Over the shoulder
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WS
Wide Shot
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POV
Point of view shot
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2S
Two shot, two subjects in frame
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3S
Three shot, three subjects in the frame.
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HA
Camera placed above the plane of action
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LA
Camera placed below the plane of action
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Canted/Dutch
Deliberately slanted to one side to create unease and disorientation
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Pan
Moving of the camera 180degrees to left or rightin on a horizontal plane
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Tilt
Vertical Pivot of the camera
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Zoom/Reverse Zoom
focus zooms in and out
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Crane
Vertical movement of entire camera using crane
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Track
Camera mounted on tracks left/right fluidly used for walking scenes and car shots
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Dolly
Movement of entire camera on wheels in any direction
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A wide camera shot which all the action in a film seen is visible

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M.S

Card 3

Front

Shot taken close to the subject, often a persons head or signifiicant object

Back

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Card 4

Front

Shot in which the scale of the object is even larger, e.g the eye or face fills the screen

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Subject is extremely small in relation to the size of the screen.

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